Letter had wrong figure for U.S. population

A letter on Nov. 15 regarding the Electoral College was in error stating that the population of the U.S. is 240 million. The population of the U.S. was actually approximately 321 million in 2015. One needs to go back to the 1980s to find a time when the U.S. population was 240 million.

I realize that letters represent opinions of the author, but such gross errors should be corrected or not published.

Albert Weihl